Paper Information

Journal:   BAGH-E NAZAR   FALL 2007-WINTER 2008 , Volume 4 , Number 8; Page(s) 12 To 22.
 
Paper: 

SHRINES & NATURE (WATER, TREE, MOUNTAIN)

 
 
Author(s):  JAVADI SHOHREH*
 
* DEPARTMENT OF ADVANCED STUDIS OF ART, UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN
 
Abstract: 

Consideration for nature and its manifestations such as fire, water, plant, sun, moon and starts were popular from ancient times. In Persian mythology, water, plant, moon and sun were the symbols of Mithra and Anahita. Mithra, the symbol of light and blaze of sun, were worshiped along with water. Worshipping of Anahita, goddess of water and fertility, were related to water and plant.
Temples of Mithra and moon (Mithra and Anahaita) were usually constructed next to the mountain, fountain and holly trees. The char taghi were the examples of such places that some of them transformed to shrines or fire-temple.

 
Keyword(s): SPRING, MOUNTAIN ,TREE, ANAHITA, MITHRA, CHAR TAGHI, FIRE TEMPLE, NIASAR, CULT
 
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